Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
three" four x 1 mm sterling silver rectangle wire
Twenty-a single 'Λ* head pins
Two turquoise disc beads
Just one Vi* one.seven mm black hollow rubber tube
Two sterling silver ear wires
What guidance would you provide a starting artist?
“Do Whatever you enjoy. Take a look at different media. Promote on the selective, constrained, foundation at the beginning to see what functions or what isn't going to give you the results you want prior to deciding to bounce into An important outlay of money and effort.*
-Sally J. Phillips Jewelry Designer
Jeweler's noticed or tin snips Basic safety Eyeglasses Tricky, flat area Awl
Hammer /is" drill bit
Hand held rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill press File
High-quality grit sanding pad
Two pairs of chain nose pliers
Wire cutters or tin snips Spherical nose pliers
one.Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark two one Vi’ pieces of 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire.
2Using a jeweler's saw or tin snips, Reduce the 4 x 1 mm rectangle sterling silver wire into two 1 Vi’ lengths.
3.File Each and every conclude on the 1Vi" rectangle wire items to get rid of any burs or tough edges.
If ideal, You may use the file to around the finishes of your rectangle wire parts. Utilize a fine grit sanding pad to go over the area where you have filed to smooth the edges and remove any file marks.
4.Use the ruler to evaluate and mark /*." from one end of the 1 Vi’ parts of rectangle wire and put a mark in the middle of your wire. This is when you can drill the holes to slip The pinnacle pins by.
five.Place with your basic safety glasses!!! Spot the 1 Vi" rectangle wire pieces onto a hard, flat surface. Place the point of the awl on the mark that you built Vm,' from a person close with the rectangle wire parts, and firmly strike the moment on the highest on the awl using a mens ring hammer. This can make a pilot hole for drilling holes in to the rectangle wire.
Sterling Silver Crescent and Bead Earrings
six.Employing a /is" drill little bit. drill holes into one particular stop in the rectangle wire pieces with a handheld rotary tool, flex shaft, or drill push (when however donning your security glasses!).
7.Utilize the file or high-quality grit sanding pad to do away with any burs or tough edges left from drilling holes in to the rectangle wire pieces.
eight.Curve both equally 1W items of rectangle wire into a “C" Mens Ring shape employing a ring mandrel and rawhide mallet. If you don't have a hoop mandrel mens ring and rawhide mallet, use two pair of chain nose pliers. Holding a person set of Men's Rings pliers in Every single hand, grasp Every single stop of the one Vi* rectangle wire mens ring piece While using the pliers and Carefully bend the rectangle wire into a “C* shape. Look at both of those on the C-shaped rectangle wire pieces and regulate the curves so that they're related in si2e. Set these aside.
nine.Make use of the ruler to measure and mark the rubber tube into 4 equivalent items measuring Vm’ Every. Use scissors to chop the rubber tube.
ten.Area the turquoise disc bead onto The pinnacle pin and insert one particular V·' piece of the rubber tube, place The pinnacle pin throughout the hole during the C-formed rectangle wire, then include one other V«" bit of rubber tube.
13. Hold The pinnacle pin Together with the bead, rubber tube, and also the rectangle wire on it in a single hand Along with the wire which you bent pointing toward you. Utilizing the round nose pliers, grip the end of The pinnacle pin wire that is certainly pointing toward you and roll it clear of you (think about turning the ignition important to get started on your vehicle). Release the pliers from The pinnacle pin wire.
At this time, the opening within the loop at the best of The top pin wire ought to continue to be massive sufficient to slide the ear wire on. Once you add the ear wire, utilize the spherical nose pliers to grasp the loop of the head pin wire and roll it shut. You can utilize the round nose or chain nose pliers to regulate the shape of your loop at the highest of the head pin if you'll want to.
11. Utilize the ruler to evaluate and mark /(.’ above the highest piece of the hollow rubber tube. While using the wire cutters or tin snips, Minimize the head pin wire Yu.’ earlier mentioned the very best of your hollow rubber tube.
twelve. Use the chain nose pliers to bend The top pin wire next to the highest in the rubber tube in a 90-diploma angle.
14. Repeat these steps for the next earring.